‘The thoughts start flowing again’ – The Undercover Soundtrack, Will Overby

for logoI’m finding it so curious to see how many novelists in this series are inspired by Bruce Springsteen. He’s probably not the kind of artiste people would imagine if you mentioned using music as a muse to write, but he’s behind so many characters and character dilemmas. My guest this week has compiled writing soundtracks ever since he was at school, and still keeps mixtapes from that time. He revisits them occasionally out of amused curiosity, and says that Springsteen gave his characters a gritty humanity he couldn’t otherwise have found. Decades on, he’s using soundtracks just as much as ever – sometimes not to write, but to fill himself with the book’s mood before he sits down at the keyboard. He is Will Overby and he’s on the Red Blog with his Undercover Soundtrack.

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  1. #1 by Inion N. Mathair on December 15, 2013 - 12:04 am

    Hi Roz, we just wanted to let you know that we’ve mentioned your blog on our newest post and also, at an event we just spoke at, recommending your blog to young writers as we feel yours is one of the most helpful to writers of all ages! You can find it here: http://inionnmathair.wordpress.com/

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